What Would You Buy With A $12,000 Bike Budget
I got a preview of the new RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK team bike which is going for the low price of $11,686.48. It’s their ‘flagship 6 Series that embodies all the qualities a pro-tour rider demands: precise steering, instant acceleration, long-ride comfort, hand-built quality, and personal customization.’
I thought to myself, I could buy a fleet of regular retail bikes (no custom builds) for this much money. I started to put together my fantasy garage list if I had that kind of bike budget. I was surprised at how quickly I reached it.
Here is my current (ever-changing) list:
Raleigh Record Ace – MSRP: $1,799
Redline Metro Classic – MSRP: $1,100
Cooper Bikes T100 Sebring – MSRP: $1,175
Redline Urbis – MSRP: $550
Civia Loring – MSRP: $1,395
Dahon Mu Uno – MSRP: $600
Rivendell Sam Hillborne – MSRP: $1,500
Hampsten Travelissimo II – MSRP: $3,200
Yes, it’s an odd list that doesn’t show much variety. And sure, there are lots of handmade and custom bike options out there – that’s a completely different blog post for me.
What about you? What bikes would you get if you had a $12,000 budget?